Danielle Burnette, MA, MFT Intern, is a graduate of the California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS) Expressive Arts Therapy program and currently works as an adjunct/assistant professor in the program. She has eight years' experience working in the non-profit sector as the program director for the Pivotal Point Youth Services and as the founder and executive director of Creative Cocoon for Girls. She is currently working on a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the Fielding Graduate University with research studies focusing on work with African American individuals and families around healing the inter-generational trauma of slavery using expressive arts therapy. Danielle is also the author of Cast Iron Life, a collection of poems and recipes, as well as a spoken word artist who continues to perform throughout the U.S. She was the Oakland Poetry Slam Champion in 2003, and most recently performed in a spoken word tribute to Cornel West.
Alexis Yancey is an award-winning television producer who is owner and executive producer of Alexis Yancey Productions, based in Dallas, Texas. Alexis Yancey Productions produces news, documentaries and newsmagazine segments, talk show interviews and segments, features, stories, shows, live shots, television and radio ads and public service announcements.Clients include CBS News, CNN, Oprah, Dr. Phil, Donahue, PBS affiliate KERA-TV, The Emmitt Zone Show with Emmitt Smith, Fox News Edge, Judge Alex, Hispanics Today and Teleworks’ Millennium Mark: A Journey of Change, which was the 2000 Questar Awards Grand Prize Winner for Best of Show & Broadcast Campaigns.
China Galland is an award-winning author, speaker, university lecturer, and former wilderness guide. Recipient of the 2009-2010 “Courage of Conscience Award” from the Peace Abbey in Sherborn, MA, and a Hedgebrook Writers Invitational Residency on Whidbey Island, WA, Galland is also a Professor in Residence at the Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education (CARE) at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California.She is a member of the national Alliance for Truth and Racial Reconciliation. Her book on Love was the genesis of this documentary. Love is her sixth non-fiction book to be published. www.chinagalland.com
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Ben Galland is an award-winning director who owns and operates Oceanic Productions in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has directed documentaries, short films and music videos for clients such as PBS, Fox, Warner Brothers, Current TV and others. In 2002, Vertical Frontier won "Best Climbing FIlm" at the BANFF International Mountain film festival which he Co-Produced and Edited. In 2004, Galland won "Best Story" at the X-Dance film festival in Park City, Utah, which he directed and edited.